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Tonight 
Junior Prom 



THE 




Winter Carnival 
Next Weekend 



Vol. II No. 13 



State Teachers College, Fitchburg 



January 29, 1937 



CARNIVAL QUEEN 

This year's Winter Carni- 
val Queen will be chosen by 
ballot at the assembly next 
Thursday under the direction 
of The Mohawks. 

Nominations for carnival 
queen should be made in 
writing to the Carnival 
Chairman, Andrew Owens. 



WINTER CARNIVA! 



BEING PLANNED 



The program for the annual 
Winter Carnival to be held next 
week is announced tentatively as 
follows: 
Thursday Feb. 4, 8 P. M. 

Mohawk play, "Murder on the 
Campus" 
Friday Feb. 5, afternoon 

Recreational and exhibition 
skating 

Evening, Carnival Ball 
Saturday afternoon 

Hockey, St. Anselm's, pending 

Evening, Basketball, Alumni, 
pending 



Something new and novel is 
in store for the Women's Athletic 
Association on Saturday, Febru- 
ary 13, when a bus wil take any 
or ALL of the girls to East Jaf- 
frey, New Hampshire, for a day 
of skiing, skating, and sliding. 

Ellen Dormin is chairman of 
the committee for the outing, and 
is being assisted by E. Funiole, 
H. Ridgeway, A. M o 1 a g h a n, 
E. Leonard, A. Clifford, H. Nor- 
tenen, and R. Hughes. 



,s III Readiness For 

Junior Promenade Tonight 




DOL BRISSETTE 



BRIDGEWATER 43. F. T. C. 
21. IN SPIRITED GAME 



In a game marked by fast and 
sometimes rough action, the 
Fitchburg basketball team suffer- 
ed a severe set-back at the hands 
of the Bridgewater club at 
Bridgewater, Wednesday evening 
by the score of 43 to21. The 
superior height of the home 
team had the scrappy, smaller 
boys from Fitchburg at a decid- 
ed disadvantage during the en- 
tire game. 

In the scoring column, Augus- 
tine was high man for the night 
with eight shots from all angles 
of the floor for 16 points. Ray 
Creamer was in his usual posi- 
tion as high scorer for Fitchburg 
with four from the floor and two 

(Continued On Page Four) 



DOL BRISSETTE TO PLAY 

FOR SOCIAL HIGHLIGHT 

OF SEASON 



Tonight the Junior Promenade, 
the leading social event in the 
school year, will be held in the 
school library. 

The Committee for the formal 
has been working and planning 
strenuously for the past few 
weeks under the supervision of 
their General Chairman, Matty 
Godek, and everyone is certain 
that it will be a big success. 
Chairmen and members of the 
various committees are, as fol- 
lows: 

Music: Vincent Glennon, Ernest 
Savoy, Mary Hamilton. 

Decorations: Ruth Macey, Mil- 
ton Jeffrey, Florence Lovell, 

(Continued On Page Three) 



"MURDER ON THE CAMPUS" 
THIS THURSDAY EVENING 



- The date of the play "Murder 
on the Campus" has been changed 
to Thursday, February 4, because 
the original day fell within the 
lenten season. 

Coming as it does on Thursday, 
this year's play will open the 
Winter Carnival, breaking with 
the tradition that the carnival 
play should come on Saturday 
evening. 

The advance in the date of 
production has placed an extra 
burden on a cast and stage crew 
already hard at work t* offer a 
sterling performance. 



Page Two 



THE STICK 



January 29, 1937 



THE 




STICK 



Editorial Staff 

Editor-in-Chief Donald Lytle 

Associate Editor Andrew Owens 

News Editor Adah Parker 

Feature Editor __ Lawrence Buttrick 

Sports Editors Helen McCauliff 

Emille Comeau 



Business Manager 
Shop Foreman _. 



Kenneth Ladner 
Clifford Feindel 



EDITORIAL 



The Stick is not an ordinary 
newspaper whose owners are en- 
titled to the liberty of the press. 
The faculty or student body have 
no justification or authority to 
publish a newspaper containing 
political opinions and personal 
criticisms. Still less has the staff 
of The Stick, which does not own 
The Stick, the right to do so. 

The public rightly holds the 
administration responsible for 
what appears in the student pub- 
lications. Every time a breach of 
propriety occurs in it, letters and 
complaints come in to the Pres- 
ident, and his associates. 

Everyone knows that apart 
from the college this paper has 
no reason at all for its existence. 
It continues because of the col- 
lege, and usefulness to the college 
in its function. 



THE JOY OF BEING EDITOR 



Getting out this little paper is 
no picnic. 

If we print jokes people say we 
are silly; 

If we don't they say we are too 
serious 

If we clip things from other 
magazines, 

We are too lazy to write them 
ourselves; 




It escapes my memory just 
who said it, but I read in last 
week's news that an English- 
man's comment of American 
writer's was that they were not 
cynical and satirical enough. My 
name is English and I'm an 
American and, although I'm not 
a writer, I'm going to try to be 
both cynical and satirical just to 
refute that statement. If anyone 
should innocently be offended, I 
beg to be forgiven. 

Life is the predicament which 
precedes death. If the preceding 
statement be true, what would 
you consider 18 'years of school 
the preparation for? One mem- 
ber of our student body voiced 
an opinion which I consider 
quite in keeping with the un- 
voiced opinions of the remainder 
of the student body in relation to 
this question of preparation. He 
said that he wished that he could 
keep on going to school indefi- 
nitely and thus postpone the 
inevitable hour when he must 
get out and hustle for a living. 
My comment would be that too 
many teachers of youths in this 
state of ours have this same 
view-point and, hence, are allow- 
ed to half-heartedly leach the 
innocent pupils. 

AIMLESS THOUGHTS: Shrews- 
bury is ray nomination for the 

If we don't we are too fond of 
our own stuff. 

If we don't print contributions, 

We don't appreciate true 
genius; 

If we do print them the mag- 
azine is filled with junk. 

If we make a change in the 
other person's write-up we are 
too critical, 

If we don't we are asleep. 

Now like as not someone will 
say, 

We printed this last year — 
WE DID. 



leading town in Worcester Coun- 
ty—Who moved ASH WEDNES- 
DAY ahead one week to the 
consternation of the Social Com- 
mittee? — Incidentally, what has 
happened to the Winter Carnival? 
Will the Carnival Queen be 
dressed appropriately or definite- 
ly not? — I'm still partial to pug 
Irish noses — I know of a lass who 
once said, "I'm really not hun- 
gry." and meant it — I like the 
precise accurateness of the Ger- 
man — Why must the reputation 
which precedes a man usually be 
untrue? — What do the words 
ORGANIZATION and ADMIN- 
ISTRATION mean to some 
people — 

Any P. A. man will tell you 
that a surface which has been' 
shellaced has been finished. I 
recently was talking to two 
future comedians who attend the 
Junior High. The topic of con- 
versation was the basketball 
game of the preceding Saturday 
night. They inquired as to the 
final score, and when I told them 
one immediately replied, "Boy, 
what a shellacing!" Where-upon 
the other disciple of Ed Wynn 
counter-attacked with, "What do 
you mean shellacing? I'd call 
that a darn good finishing." 
PEOPLE WORTH MEETING: 

The lad who made arrange- 
ments for ten other fellows to go 
to the Prom — The home-bred 
boy who has thawed out con- 
siderably since January first — 
A charming dairy-maid who 
doesn't work in Fitchburg — The 
reticent sophomore who is mak- 
ing the rounds with local town- 
gals — My brother whom I sus- 
pect of occassionally crossing me 
in our native city; he also gets 
my bills but then won't pay them. 



The Junior High Council 
composed of presidents and vice- 
presidents of each room is work- 
ing on a handbook to be given 
out in September. This book 
will be printed in the school 
print shop under the direction of 
Clifford Feindel. 



January 29, 1937 



THE STICK 



Page Three 



MR. HAMMOND STARTS 

NEW SHOP COURSES 



Many favorable comments have 
been made concerning the home 
mechanics course offered in he 
Practical Arts department under 
the direction of Mr. Hammond. 

The shop, which is located in 
the Junior high school, has been 
remodeled and repainted by the 
freshmen P. A. class. Mr. Ham- 
mond started this week on his 
program which he has divided 
into several units. They are: 
electrical appliance repair, plumb- 
ing repair jobs, wallpaper hang- 
ing, glass cutting, textile stain 
removing, cement work, sharp- 
ening kitchen utensils, repairing 
broken window cords, refinishing 
furniture, and household hints. 

Each student is required to 
make out a teaching unit which 
could be used in a junior and 
senior high school home mechanic 
course. He is taught the organiza- 
tion and administration of home 
mechanics, as well as related in- 
formation necessary for work in 
the shop. He is guided by the use 
of job sheets and instruction 
sheets. A shop library is main- 
tained for the use of the students. 

Other useful things taught in 
the shop are linoleum cutting and 
fitting, cane and reed work, and 
upholstery. 

In a year or two it is expected 
that a course will be offered to 
upper classmen dealing with 
maintenance work as required 
of shop instructors in the field. 

There have been many addi- 
tions to the equipment of the shop 
the most noticeable of which is 
a section of a house built by the 
sophomore woodworking class 
It is to be used for demonstrating 
wallpaper hanging, door and win- 
dow work, and other work per- 
taining to the side of a house. 



STUDENTS COMMENCE 

PRACTICE TEACHING 



Miss Fiske, teacher of home 
economics at the Junior High 
School, who has been ill for 
several days has resumed her 
teaching duties. 



A new group of students began 
their practice teaching in the 
training schools Monday. 

Teaching in the elementary 
schools will be done primarily 
by the supervisors assisted by 
seniors who have elected train- 
ing, and by junior J4 students. 
This is ""because of the change 
from the E3 system, wherein 
training came in the senior year, 
to the E4 system, where training 
will come in the last half of the 
junior and the first half of the 
senior year. 

The training assignmemts are 
as follows: 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 

Mr. Clark Charles Minnich 

Mr. Knowles Dorothy Dolan 

Everett MacDonald 

Mr. Healy John Lavelle 

Mary Clark 
Mrs. Simmons Adah Parker 

Miss Cunningham 

Bradley Leonard 
Miss White Marion Burwick 
Composite Shop 

Francis Rudenauer 
Printing Clifford Feindel 

Woodwork Emille Comeau 

Metal Shop Claude Lacouture 
Drawing Milton Jeffrey 

Claude Lacouture 
EDGERLY SCHOOL 

Miss Wingate Amelia Gallucci 

Miss Johnson *Martha Gay 

Mrs. Smith Alice Donnellan 

DILLON SCHOOL 

Miss Gearan *Donald McCaffrey 
Miss Mahoney *Corinne Johnson 
Miss McConnell 

* Catherine Garvey 
Mrs. Karlson *Thelma Parker 

College Group Assigments 
In Other Schools 

Gardner H. S. Thomas Keresey 
No. Grafton Jr. High Francis Ford 
Marlboro H. S. Lewis Weslowe 
Leominster H. S. Thomas Kelly 
Robert Arnott 

""Indicates elective teaching. 



BENNY WONDERS -£- ^5' b 

tlU M^ Ce\ui 

There is a chance that the girls 
have discovered that I am irre- 
sistible. Perhaps I just have 
"it". It may be my popularity, 
or perhaps it is my good looks, 
because I know it isn't my imag- 
ination. I have been in seclusion 
since September waiting for 
some girl to seem glad to see me. 
I thought I had waited in vain 
until right after our Christmas 
vacation. Yes, since then every 
time I turn around or walk 
through the tunnel- there waiting 
for me to pass is a very beautiful 
girl. Yes, you probably know 
her, because she isn't just one 
girl, but a whole flock of them. 
She is the one to say "Hello-oo- 
ow" and of course I let my 
chest expand just a little as I 
answer. Why, there are dozens 
of pretty girls that are ever so 
pleased to know that I am 
feeling fine. 

I knew that if I was to be 
such an attraction to the girls, I 
must do something in return, so 
last week I shaved, combed my 
hair, and even changed my 
stockings. I wonder if I should 
raise a mustache? I can't under- 
stand it. I haven't money, nor a 
car, in fact about the only thing 
I own is a tux. Sa-aa-aay! I 
wonder when the junior's have 
their prom. — Benny 



Junior Prom Tonight 

(Continued From Page One) 

Sipri Tastula, Marion Burwick, 
Adah Parker, Edward Busby, 
Amelia Galucci, George King, 
Claude Lacouture, Andrew Ow- 
ens, and Walter Wasink. 

Refreshments: Mary Hamer, 
Mary Hoffman, Mary Clark, 
Lucille Dolliver, Eva Leonard, 
Marion Burwick, Ruby Gage, and 
June Maroni. 

Ushers: Arline Mologhan. 

Bids and Favors: Paul Waring 
and Dorothy Dolan, Bradley 
Leonard and Frances Mori arty. 



Page Four 



THE STICK 



January 29. 1937 



Campus Chatter 



You sure timed it right, didn't 
you Hazel? 

Some of the Millerites would 
like to borrow Henry's gown for 
the prom. 

What was the big shakeup in 
Miller Hall for? 

Creamer doesn't lose all his 
energy on the basketball' floor. 

Some think that the Mohawks 
were giving a dress rehearsal 
Stunt Night. Don't you believe it! 

We hear that someone takes 
Sommes serionsly. 

Who are the fellows who sec- 
onded the motion and then vot- 
ed against it. 

Who's running the Junior 
Prom; The Juniors or the 
Faculty? 

Why must we have favoritism 
shown in the dining hall. 

At the change of season's, 
Rudy cleans out a certain faculty 
member's closet! 

Why is it that certain members 
of the faculty have to be invited 
to class functions? 

Motto for the week: — 

Sometimes trash won't fill up 
bottomless pits. 



Bridgewater 43, F. T. C. 21 

(Continued From Page One) 

from the foul stripe for a total 
of 10 points. 

Coach McDowel 1 started a 
revamped line-up, but had to 
change it because of personal 
fouls on his players. Creamer 
showed himself to be an all 
around player by starting as 
forward and finishing up in his 
usual position as guard. The 
rest of the boys put up a good 
fight with Daniels in the midst 
of the fray most of the time, but 
they could not. seem to put the 
ball in that so elusive opening 
called the basket. 

In the preliminary game the 
Coons lost to the Bridgewater 
J. V. by the score of 16 to 12. 

BRIDGEWATER 



Long rf 
Nash rf 
Pitcher If 
DiNadio If 
Daley c 
Skahill c 
Cashman rg 
Dandwell rg 



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